SuperPro 501S Universal Programmer Comparison:
Manufacturer Xeltek Wellon (Weilei) Elnec (Dataman, BK Precision) BP Micro Leap Electronics Conitec Data I/O
Model SuperPro 501S VP - 980 BeeProg+ (Also known as BK
Precision 866B and Dataman48Pro+)

1610 Leaper-48 Galep 5D-240 3980 XPI
Number of devices supported 21911 38000 + 44,000+ 24,000 11000+ 34000+ 15000+
Stand-Alone Mode Yes () No No (only concurrent
No No In developing No
RoHS and CE compliance Both Both Ce only   RoHS only Both Both
Programming Speed 43.4 sec for 64 Mb Eeprom (QB25F640S33B60) 99 sec for 128 Mbit
NAND Flash (K9F2808U0A)
57 sec. for 64Mb Flash
194.4 sec for 512 Mb NAND Flash
(Samsung KFG1216U2A-DEB5)

30 Sec. for 16 Mb
Flash memory
170 Sec. for 256 Mb
NOR Flash
Low Voltage Support 1.2V (²) 1.5V 1.8V 1.5V 2.5V 1.3V 1.5v
Number of pins available 48 48 48 240 48 240 88
Memory slot for data storage Yes (Compact Flash Card) No No No No Yes ( SD Card) No (80 MB mass
storage module)
Number of socket adapters available 500+ () 19 600 + 2500 + 46 87 500+
Device update Frequency Bi-weekly ()   Monthly Bi-weekly     3 times per year
Price $995 $749 $1,095 $6,470 $465 $2,699  
  1. Stand-alone operation:
    • Repeat programming and verification is performed without a PC attached. The programmer is completely self-contained with add-on memory (option), keyboard, and LCD display for volume production operation.
    • Does not require an operator who has to have knowledge of operating a PC thus saving on the cost of the operator.
    • Saves cost of a PC.
    • Data integrity is insured, as there is no chance that an operator may corrupt data in the PC.
    • Data security is insured, as the plug-in compact flash card may be removed and stored away at end of each day.
    • Seamless transition from engineering to production is ensured, as the project file is generated in engineering, downloaded onto a compact flash card and transferred to manufacturing.
    • Compact Flash card (512MB) needed for Stand-alone mode operation.
  2. Programs devices with Vcc as low as 1.2V. Only SuperPro programmers are capable of programming devices between 1.2V to 1.5V; it is the lowest for the industry.
  3. Availability of large number of socket adapters enables more different package types to be supported. Xeltek makes substantial investment in the development and manufacturing of new socket adapters.
  4. Xeltek updates new devices onto Superpro5000 and SuperPro 3000U regularly and also upon customer request. Device update is free of charge during the warranty period of the programmer purchased. Xeltek does not have free device update service on other programmers. If you are interested in the new device update service please purchase SuperPro5000 or SuperPro 3000U programmer.